Wargame Rules

I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, if my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

7th Moscow Streltsy Regiment 1550-1700

Here is the first of my streltsy units. This is to form part of a small force of Renaissance Russians for service against my Tartars and Ottomans. The figures are traditional Hinchcliffe and I feel these castings, designed many decades ago, still have a lot going for them. MGB

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Almohad/Marinid Cavalry

This is the first of my revamped Arab or Moorish cavalry. Black banners crop up quite a lot with the Almohad dynasty, and also with their former allies and successors called the Marinids. These figures have new banners and horses, and have been rebased. MGB

Wednesday, 7 December 2016


Decided to clear my spares box of various middle eastern figures. What I particularly needed were diverse cannon crew, suitable to man Ottoman galleys, Arab fortifications, spare bombards and cannon. I think this has been quite successful, and fixing them on small, planked bases seems to have sorted out this problem. Milliput also helped to add diversity, in addition to replacing some of the heads. I was also keen to develop one of my medieval bombards in my collection by adding some suitably ad hoc field defences as part of the model. MGB